What is the history of LED therapy?
In 1903, a scientist named Niels Finsen won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his use of light therapy. By the 1960s light therapy (now known as LED therapy (or LEDT)) was used primarily in Eastern Europe for the treatment of chronic pain, arthritis and related conditions, joint rehabilitation and soft tissue injuries, and other medical conditions. Meanwhile, LEDT is being used in animals with joint and soft tissue injuries in a small number of equestrian practices in the United States.
In the 1980s, the field had expanded, with more clinics and the medical science industry experimenting with the effects of light therapy. Numerous studies have found that light therapy not only heals tissues, but also improves the cosmetic condition of surfaces.
Many professional sports teams and athletes have found that LED therapy can be used to help relieve sports-related injuries, and physical therapists have noticed a 50 times faster recovery time with LED therapy than without it.
In 2001, based on a wealth of well-established data on red light therapy, infrared light therapy and blue light therapy, the first light therapy device was developed that combines the advantages of these wavelengths of light in a compact and efficient manner by using LEDs. In recent years, blue light therapy has been evaluated as a derivative of UV therapy used in the past for psoriasis to stimulate the immune system, destroy bacteria, acne, actinic keratosis (AK), SAD (seasonal effect disorder), treat Muscles and joints in gout, gouty arthritis, bursitis, and other inflammatory conditions.
Topicals Light Infusion technology has emerged, enabling further viable development of LED therapy.